Today I ripped the entire book of Jeremiah from my Bible.
I read these words in Jeremiah 1:4-10 (WEB),
Now Yahweh's word came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.' Then I said, 'Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I don't know how to speak; for I am a child.' But Yahweh said to me, 'Don't say, 'I am a child;' for you must go to whomever I send you, and you must say whatever I command you. Don't be afraid because of them, for I am with you to rescue you,' says Yahweh. Then Yahweh stretched out his hand, and touched my mouth. Then Yahweh said to me, 'Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. Behold, I have today set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.'
We ought to remind ourselves that the Bible says that life is conceived in the mind of God even before conception in the womb. So the destruction of life is more than an offense against the unborn, but also against God who ordains life.
I may have raised your eyebrow by ripping pages from the very Word of Life, but are your eyes open wide to the 40 million plus lives ripped from the womb in the 'so called' land of the free? We are not free! This is no democracy! Our government does not serve God’s purpose of protecting its people! We are a nation ruled by spin doctors, the self-serving rich, and strong cowards who murder with no demur, hire hit men to deal with 'inconveniences,' and crush life from the defenseless. How can such a government endure?
History tells us it will not.
It will not because our righteous Governor, the Magistrate of wicked nations, is already serving the warrant for our arrest. Our Heavenly Father himself conceived of each one of these 40 million plus lives, each one to be our son or daughter, and many to be a brother or sister, husband or wife, pastor or missionary, doctor or teacher, business owner or employee, counselor or friend. His tears of compassion fall for these children and also for a country so deceived by Satan as to kill unborn younglings. We are both deceived and diabolic as we unwittingly join Satan in his plot to destroy humanity while we serve the God of self.
It is impossible that the Lord could ignore this. The King of Kings will make retribution. Kings of Earth, you will answer to the King of Heaven.
God told Jeremiah to 'go to whomever I send you, and you must say whatever I command you. Don't be afraid because of them, for I am with you to rescue you' and commissioned him to 'uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant,' nations and kingdoms.
Christians today have the same commission as we seek to build and plant for the kingdom of Christ as well as to uproot, tear down, destroy, and overthrow unbelief and evil such as abortion through preaching and the power of prayer. We should not be afraid to speak the truth for God will protect his people.
The terrible good news is that even if we are God’s chosen people, his grace covers all our sin even to the killing of our own family. The news that God’s people are capable of these crimes is more than terrible, but God’s constant love for sinful mankind is the wonderfully good news. He will never condemn us…
but he will chastise.
I tore the pages of Jeremiah from my Bible and mailed them to President Obama with three questions.
If God knew Jeremiah before he was conceived, does he not know each of the 40+ million aborted babies?
If Jeremiah preached against the sins of his countrymen, should Christians not preach against abortion?
If God used the wicked Babylonians to punish chosen Israel, would God not be even more willing to use Babylon to punish the United States today?
I am not a prophet, but my knowledge of the character of God warns that he will act.
Jesus will act.